I have switched up my music.
And because it is not “soft”
I don’t want to annoy anyone
by having it on Autostart.
Many of the songs I put on
remind me of something that
happened in the past.
Or go with a story.
I think all songs can do
that to you.
You hear a song, and
there’s some kind of
memory that seeps into
When I hear Mistadobalina by
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien,
I think about the first day of 9th grade.
C.J. and I went over to his house and
turned up the stereo.
This song came on, and C.J. started groovin’.
“Hey Ploomer”, he said, “Start dancin!”
Ploomer was the name every person
called me at my old school.
Half of the people didn’t even know
what my real name was.
Finally, I joined him, and all the sudden,
we were dancing around the house!
I felt like such an idiot, but C.J. kept going.
“Mistadobalina, Mista Bob Dobalina..“
Cantaloop by US3 was the song
for my hip hop performance.
I remember walking from the Arts Academy
up three or four blocks
to the studio.
I walked with Andrea and Emily.
We talked about Emily’s lover,
and complained about white shoes.
Andrea and Emily hated hip hop.
Every time we learned a new move,
Emily would swear.
But for me, I loved it.
Now, being opposite from happy stories,
it is weird to me how a simple song
(or an item in general)
can make you cringe because of a
You hear about people who will not
talk about things, or hear things,
because of a bad memory they have,
still crawling around in their brain.
Do you have something like that?
I know that I won’t listen to some songs,
because of the same reason.
I went with my neighbor Greg to
Vans Warped Tour.
I love all of those songs.
But that summer was the only time in
my life that I felt
completely humiliated and guilty.
Even though the song had nothing to do
with the humiliation,
it was in the same time frame.
Isn’t that weird?
It is so interesting that something
can trigger off things inside of you.
It makes you want to cry,
or kiss someone.
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Check it out.